Here are the steps to making Cherry Plum Jam:
1. Pick the Cherry Plums
2. Rinse and place in crock pot overnight
3. Use a Large Strainer
Using a large strainer and a large spoon, push on the cooked fruit so that the pits stay in the strainer and the fruit goes through and into a pot to make jam.
4. Add Ingredients
- 10 cups of pitted cherry plums
- 4 cups of sugar
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
Cook in a pot, stirring frequently until it thickens to a gelling point.
5. Ladle into jars
Be sure to use hot, clean canning jars. I like to clean my jars in the dishwasher so they are nice and hot as I remove them and ready to be used to can something new.
Be sure to leave about 1/2 inch headspace in the jars. Then wipe the rims of the jars before securing the lids with rings.
6. Waterbath Processing
Waterbath you canning jars for 15 minutes. Increase the time for higher altitudes.
7. Remove and Store
Remove the jars from the waterbath and set them on the country for at least 24-48 hours to ensure they are properly sealed before storing.